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Enjoy a delicious, homemade apple pie for the Holiday season

It’s still fall, but Christmas is around the corner and it is the time of baking and cooking for your family to enjoy. Here is a wonderful apple pie recipe that everyone will love for the Holiday season.



  • 6-8 apples of your choice
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Pillsbury pie crust or any pie crust



  1. Take your apples and peel and cut them into small pieces
  2. Then, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, spices, and vanilla
  3. In a large bowl, combine the apples with the sugar, spices and vanilla mixture (coat evenly)
  4. Get a saucepan or skillet and add 1 tbsp of butter, then transfer apple mixture into the saucepan or skillet and heat on medium heat for approximately 10 min until apples become soft and sugar caramelizes. Then, while cooking add the flour to thicken.
  5. While mixture is cooking, line a 9 inch pie plate with pie crust, then add apple mixture when done. Take apple mixture off heat and put lemon juice
  6. Cover the pie in a pattern or not and then beat an egg and brush it on the pie crust and sprinkle with white sugar
  7. Place pie plate on foil covered cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15 min. Then cover edges with foil (to prevent burning) and bake for an additional 30 min.
  8. Eat with ice cream or not and Enjoy!


I hope you guys can enjoy a good Holiday treat that you and your whole family can enjoy.